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Back Comb

TitleBack Comb
Object NameBack Comb
Manufactured ByUnited Comb and Novelty
DescriptionHigh back celluloid (cellulose nitrate) comb is black with black stones and three teeth. Fancy high back combs were popular between 1850 and 1920 when hairstyles were usually swept up and held in place with a combination of hairpins and decorated combs.
Date Manufactured1923-1930
MaterialCellulose Nitrate
Number of Objects1
Accession Number2003.6
DonorGift of National Plastics Center. Originally Gift of Evelyn B. Hachey.
Broad SubjectClothing, Jewelry and Accessories
SubjectsHair Combs
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staff notesNegligible Sweating


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